Monday, January 15, 2018

Crochet Tail Biting Fox Scarf

Crochet Tail Biting Fox Scarf
By: Annoo Crochet Designs




Video Linkclick here

This pattern when made with the clip is not recommended for children. You can make the scarf and omit the clip or You could possibly add 1 button to the inside of the upper part of the mouth and 1 for the inside of the lower part of the mouth, then just slip the button through one of the rows of the scarf on either side to give the same look but a little safer for children.
Size: Adult

You will need:
Berroco Comfort (worsted weight/#4) 4 skeins in Color: 9783 (Persimmon) 1 skein in Color: 9701 (Ivory)
Fiber: 50% Super Fine Acrylic, 50% Super Fine Nylon
Ball weight: 3.5oz/100g/210yds
1 skein of Lion Brand Faux Fur yarn in black

Crochet hook 6mm 4.5mm
3.75mm Scissors
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Polyfil
2 snap on Safety eyes
1 Big clothing pin 

 1 Black Faux Fur Pom Pom

Stitches Used:
Sc: single crochet
Sc2tog: Single Crochet 2 together Hdc: Half Double Crochet

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Instructions:
The Scarf Part:
With your 6mm Hook and the Hummus (light brown) Yarn make a chain of 120, You can make your chain longer or shorter if you wish.
Row 1: sc in the second chain from your hook and sc in each ch across your work. Ch1 and turn your work.
Row 2: working in the back loop only, sc in each st across to the end, ch1 and turn your work. Row 3-48: Repeat Row 2. Do not Fasten Off, put your work aside while we work on the head.
The Head:
Mouth parts:
With your main color yarn (persimmon) make a magic circle with your 4.5mm hook,
Round 1: ch1, make 8sc in the magic circle, sl st with the ch1, pull the end yarn to close the circle. Round 2: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 3: ch1, [sc in next st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 12st
Round 4: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 5: ch1, [sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 16st
Round 6: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1
Round 7: ch1, [sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 20st
Round 8: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 9: ch1, [sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 24st
Round 10: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 11: ch1, [sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 28st
Round 12: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1.
Round 13: ch1, [sc in next 2st, 2sc in each st around, sl st with the ch1. 36st
Round 14: ch1, [sc in next 9st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, sl st with the ch1. 40st Fasten off With the Ivory yarn and 4.5mm hook repeat rows 1-14 of the Mouth but DO NOT fasten off.
You will now join the 2 mouth parts together by slip stitching through both loops of the next 16 st from the both mouth parts, match stitch for stitch.



You will have 24st left on each mouth part. You will ignore the middle stitches from now on and work the remaining stitches.
The Head:
For round 1 you will begin with the Ivory yarn working in the 24st of the Ivory part of the mouth, you will then switch to the Main Color yarn for the other 24st.
Round 1: [sc in the next 2st, 2sc in next st] repeat that until you reach the Main color of your mouth, switch to the main color yarn, continue were you left off in the pattern, sl st with the ch. 64st
Round 2: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the first ch.
Round 3: ch1, [sc in the next 3st, 2sc in next] repeat this around, sl st with the ch. 80st Round 4-5: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st with the ch.
Round 6: ch1, sc in each st around, do not sl st in the ch to join, from here on out you will work in the round, place your stitch marker in the last st, be sure to move it up as you go to mark your end and beginning rounds.
Round 7: [sc2tog, sc in next 10st] 6 times, sc2tog, sc in next 7 st, (remember to move stitch marker up to mark end and beginning of the rounds. 74st
Round 8: sc in each st around. 74st
Round 9: [sc2tog, sc in next 9st] 6 times, sc2tog, sc in next 6st. 67st Round 10: sc in each st around, 67st
Round 11: [sc2tog, sc in next 8st] 6 times, sc2tog, sc in next 5st, 60st Round 12: sc in each st around, 60st
Round 13: [sc2tog, sc in next 7st] 6times, sc2tog, sc in next 4st. 53st Round 14: sc in each st around, 53st.
Round 15: [sc2tog, sc in next 6st] 6times, sc2tog, sc in next 3st. 46st Round 16: sc in each st around, 46st.
Round 17: [sc2tog, sc in next 5st] 6 times, sc2tog, sc in next 2st. 39st Round 18: sc in each st around, 39st.
Round 19: [sc2tog, sc in next 4st] 6 times, sc2tog, sc in next st. 32st
Round 20: sc in each st around, 32st.
Round 21: [sc2tog, sc in next 3st] 6 times, sc2tog, remove stitch marker, sl st in next st and fasten off.
25st
The Ears:
MAKE 2
With your 4.5mm hook and main color make a magic circle,

Round 1: ch1, 6sc in the magic circle, pull the end yarn to close the circle, place a stitch marker in the last st.
Round 2: [sc in next2 st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 8st.
Round 3: [sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 10st.
Round 4: [sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 12st.
Round 5: [sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 14st.
Round 6: [sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 16st.
Round 7: [sc in next 7st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 18st.
Round 8: [sc in next 8st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 20st sl st in next st, fasten off. 
Make a second ear exactly the same.

Time to Stuff
Stuff the muzzle of the nose and mouth lightly with polyfil. You will not stuff the whole head just the 2 mouth pieces. You will now want to place your eyes and ears. Before you sew the ears down and snap the washer to the back of the eye, make sure they are in a place that you like. See photo below. Sew all the loose tails in from the head.

Assemble the head and the scarf:
If you need help go back to the video at the 25:25 minute mark click here

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You are going to assemble the short side of your scarf with the Foxs head.


 
The way you are going to do it is you are going to insert your 4.5mm hook back in to the loop you have on your scarf, now take the scarf and match it with a stitch from the center of the back of your head, you will join 2 st/rows from your scarf for every 1 st on the head. You will sl st 1 row of the scarf into 1 st of the head, you will grab the next row on the scarf and sl st it to the same st on the head, repeating that around your head. Once you have reached the end of the scarf, you will now join your scarf together for about 12 st, making sure that the wrong side of the scarf is facing you when you sl st it together.


Once you have sl st over the 12st or about 5 inches you will fasten off. Hide all the loose tails on this end of your scarf.
Assemble the Tail End:
With about a 20 inch strand of yarn, you will fold your scarf in half, wrong side facing you. Matching the short end of your work, you will sew that together using basic sew stitch, pull to gather and work your way across the bottom edge to secure your work. You will now join together about 12 st or 5 inches of the scarf like you did for the head end, matching st for st, sew it closed and secure your work and hide all loose tails. Turn the scarf back to the right side. You can leave it like this or attach a Pom Pom like I did.

Faux Fur Yarn Nose and Ear tips
Nose:
With your 3.75mm hook and Black faux fur yarn make a magic circle,
Round 1: ch1, 6sc in the magic circle, pull the end yarn to close the magic circle
Round 2: 2sc in each st around, 12sc
Round 3: sc in each st around, 12sc
Round 4: sc2tog around, 6sc fasten off. Leaving a long enough tail to sew to your fox.
Take a small bit of Polyfil and stuff the nose, then place it on the fox head and sew in place.


Tips for the Ears:
Make 2
With your 3.75mm hook and Black faux fur yarn make a magic circle,

Round 1: ch1, 6sc in the magic circle, pull the end yarn to close the circle, place a stitch marker in the last st.
Round 2: [sc in next2 st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 8st.
Round 3: [sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st] repeat that around, 10st. Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to
sew to the top of the ear.
Make your second one then you will attach each one to the tip of the ear.

Adding the Clip
If you wanted to make this a non biting scarf you could leave it like this or stuff the head and mouth with polyfil and skip to the tail assembly. Or continue below by adding the Clothing pin like so.

If you want to soften the ends of your Pin you can use some batting or felt to cushion the ends, just use some craft glue on the ends and wrap it with the batting or felt, allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.
You will stuff each side of the mouth pieces with some polyfil, not over stuffing but just enough to give it some volume. You will now insert the clip, opening it and putting each half of the clip in each half of the mouth, add more polyfil if you feel your Reindeer mouth needs more. If you wish you can sew the head so the fill doesn’t come out, just stitch it closed around the clip. 

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 






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